Storm Events Database

Event Details:

Event Tornado
-- Scale EF0
-- Length 3.02 Miles
-- Width 40 Yards
Report Source NWS Storm Survey
NCEI Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-05-03 07:51:00.0 CST-6
Begin Location 2WSW LELAND
Begin Lat/Lon 31.8171/-91.7566
End Date 2009-05-03 07:55:00.0 CST-6
End Location 1NNE LELAND
End Lat/Lon 31.8417/-91.7142
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 1.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Early on the 3rd, clusters of severe storms evolved into a line which produced scattered wind damage as it pushed east along and just north of I-20. An outflow boundary pushed out of this line and provided the focus for the second powerful and significant severe event.
Between 8 am and 1 pm, a Derecho evolved and raced east across the southern half of the forecast area at 60 to 70 mph. A Derecho is defined as a ling lived windstorm, usually a large bow echo, which has a width of 40 to 250 miles and covers a long distance, typically one to three states. This large bowing squall line brought intense straight line winds and widespread damage across its swath. Some of the wind speeds within this Derecho ranged between 80 and 95 mph. There were numerous reports of trees down as well as downed power lines, which caused widespread power outages in many locations. Many structures were damaged by either fallen trees or just the wind itself. Scattered reports of hail and a few tornadoes also occurred. One fatality occurred in Jones County as a tree fell through a woman���s mobile home.
Event Narrative A narrow tornado downed a number of trees along its path. This weak tornado downed a large tree across the access road to Sicily Island Wildlife Management Area near the start of the path. Other downed trees were across State Highway 913, just before the tornado dissipated. Maximum winds were around 70 mph.


Event Map:

Note: The tornado track is approximate based on the beginning (B) and ending (E) locations. The actual tornado path may differ from a straight line.

All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 120.00K 3.00K
AIMWELL CATAHOULA PAR. LA 05/03/2009 07:33 CST-6 Hail 1.00 in. 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
LELAND CATAHOULA PAR. LA 05/03/2009 07:51 CST-6 Tornado EF0 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
WISNER FRANKLIN PAR. LA 05/03/2009 08:00 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 0.00K 3.00K
MANIFEST CATAHOULA PAR. LA 05/03/2009 08:13 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 70 kts. EG 0 0 70.00K 0.00K
ARCHIE CATAHOULA PAR. LA 05/03/2009 08:16 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
MORA CONCORDIA PAR. LA 05/03/2009 08:28 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 13.00K 0.00K
CONCORDIA JCT CONCORDIA PAR. LA 05/03/2009 08:34 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
WATERPROOF TENSAS PAR. LA 05/03/2009 08:35 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 65 kts. EG 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
ST JOSEPH TENSAS PAR. LA 05/03/2009 08:38 CST-6 Thunderstorm Wind 50 kts. EG 0 0 1.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 120.00K 3.00K